Salmon with Harissa

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  • Published Jul 20th
  • Ready In35m
  • Servings4
  • Calories312
Fiery harissa and smoky paprika in a mayo base stand up to the distinctive flavor of mighty wild salmon.

Salmon with Harissa Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Salmon with Harissa for 4 servings:

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound wild salmon fillet
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 thin slices lemon
  • 2 thin slices sweet onion, separated into rings
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon harissa
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine

Salmon with Harissa Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In35m

To cook Salmon with Harissa, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Salmon with Harissa is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Salmon with Harissa within 35 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Salmon with Harissa easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Coat the inside of a 9x12-inch baking dish with vegetable oil.
  2. 2 Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper, and place into the baking dish. Arrange the lemon slices and onion rings on the salmon. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, harissa, and smoked paprika until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the fish, lemon, and onion slices, getting the sauce onto the fish. Pour the orange juice and wine around the salmon.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until the fish is hot and has begun to turn opaque, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the baking dish from the oven, set a broiler rack to about 5 inches from the broiler, and turn the broiler on. Broil the fish until nicely browned, about 3 minutes.


  • Cook's Note
  • You can place the onions and lemon slices on the salmon after spreading the sauce, but they can burn under the broiler.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 312 calories; 23 grams of fat; 2.5 grams of carbohydrates; 22.9 grams of protein; 70 milligrams of cholesterol; 161 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 22nd 2019

    Very yummy. Made with yogurt instead of mayonnaise so it was more WW friendly. Used gochuyang for the harissa since it’s what I had on hand. Separate salmon fillets. Sauce was just delicio ...

  2. Jan 1st 2019

    Turned out excellent!!! I made for 1.5 oz. fillets and they were almost all gone by the time I got a chance to make a plate... Thanks!!!

  3. Dec 7th 2018

    Very good . No white wine as I don't typically have on hand so added more OJ/lemon juice instead. We also have a high tolerance for heat, so increased the amount of harissa just a bit. It' ...

  4. Dec 3rd 2015

    Wow! This was a different style of cooking salmon for me but man, it was awesome! Turned out incredibly moist and flavorful without being underdone and it came together so quickly! I made a ...

  5. Oct 22nd 2014

    Loved it! Moist and tasty. Next time I'll add more Harissa for a stronger kick and make more sauce. The only complaint my family had was they wanted me to double the recipe because the dish ...

  6. Nov 20th 2013

    Awesome. The gf and I made it for dinner, served it with steamed cauliflower and roasted sweet potatoes. Light and tasty. Didn't have the lemon slices, so we used orange slices instead--was ...

  7. Jul 18th 2013

    I used a salt based Cajun seasoning instead of Harissa and didn't have smoked paprika so used regular. It turned out great, but I know using smoked paprika and harissa will make it that muc ...

  8. Sep 27th 2010

    I changed the recipe a little... I used some hot sauce, chili flakes and chili powder instead of the harissa as it seemed wasteful to make up a batch of it (even a small one) for just a teas ...

  9. Aug 29th 2010

    This is a very good recipe. I used the harissa recipe on this site - easy to make and tastes wonderful. Husband and teenage kids loved it. There were no left overs.